Do you have a friend or a family member expecting a baby soon? Are you wondering what to get outside of the normal floral arrangement and balloons? As a mother of three, these are the top five ways and/or...
We’ve all been told at one point in early motherhood, “breast is best” or some iteration of the phrase. Generally, I’ve noticed this advice comes from a well-meaning OBGYN or nurse. Other times it comes from a slightly passive...
If you’re like me and you hear the words Nanny Tax, you’re probably thinking, that doesn’t apply to me because I don’t have a nanny. Except, you probably have a babysitter, right?  And maybe you even have a housekeeper or...
This week, one of my best friends brought me into her inner world to tell me that she was newly pregnant after years of trying for another baby. I believe I responded with many exclamation points and screams of...
With National Breastfeeding Month having just come to an end, I wanted to share my own breastfeeding journey as a mother. I say "journey" because it is definitely a journey to say the least! As I'm writing this, I...
Every new mother needs a little helper. A new mother needs someone to do the laundry and clean all. the. floors. to someone to simply hold the baby when a shower is needed - and for reals, it is NEEDED! Not...
Somehow I ended up with 13 strollers, 9 baby carriers, 3 dozen baby blankets and more diaper bags than the whole Kardashian clan would need. “How many kids do you have?” I get asked often. I never realized how...
Breastfeeding, you guys. It's such a hot topic and one that typically has pretty passionate people on both sides of it. There are many people that fall in the middle somewhere, those who could care less about how people...
I didn't like my daughter until she was about 4 and a half months old.  Before you judge or call family services I LOVED her very much and I wanted more than anything to care for her and keep her...
Breastmilk - from everything I know it's very nourishing to my baby.  But, to be completely honest - I have ZERO idea what is actually in it.  And while I've been told that what I eat or drink may...
I was holding my youngest baby the other day, he's two but always my baby, and was getting really frustrated.  I know I shouldn't have been, but I was.   See, I felt like holding him was making it so that...
Formula Guilt

Formula Guilt

The first night I gave my 3-month-old a bottle with formula instead of breast milk I was overwhelmed with guilt and emotion. I had breastfed and pumped exclusively for 3 months and the demand was beginning to take a...
Exhaustion has been taking its toll on my husband and me for a while because of our sleepless six-month-old. It wasn't until this past weekend that I realized how much of a toll. We had just woken up at my...
The first year. It's full of all the feels and the things and the most intense love a person can hold in their heart. It's also full of change. Big change for you and hubby/bf/partner/whomever. They warn you about it...

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OC Moms Guide – March 2024

These torrential rains we've been having here may have kept you and everyone else indoors last month. But hopefully we'll have dry sunny days...